Origin & Legal Affiliation

Origin :
BNKS was founded in March 3, 1991 by Ma Lung Ching to give women of Bolipara a voice and with the vision to improve the life and empower the indigenous women. A women’s group was formed of 20 members who came together to talk about the situation of Bolipara. The beginning programmes of BNKS worked with the Department of Women’s Welfare and Department of Youth Welfare to train Traditional Birth Attendants in safe and hygienic birth delivery.

BNKS appears as a NGO in July’1995 after getting registration from Department of Women Affairs.

In July 19, 2001 BNKS gets registration from NGOAB and keep continue serve the activities by partnership to achieve goal.

Legal Status:

  • Department of Women Affairs # MoBA/B.Ban/07/95 [view]
  • Bureau of NGO Affairs # 1656-19-08-2001 [View]
  • PADORE #BD-2016-FTS-2806808046-2
  • DUNS # 731661661-2019
  • TIN # 476978837076/Circle-25, Dated: 16/11/2022 (1 year)

Others' Affiliation with networks:
  1. National Networks:
  • Member of Camping for Popular Education (CAMPE)
  • Member of Nari Jogajok Kendra (NJK)
  • Member of Association for Land Reform Development (ALRD)
  • Member of the Democratic Budget Movement (DBM),
  • Member of Jatiyo Nari Nirzaton Protirodh Forum (JNNPF)
  • Executive Committee at Food Security Network (Khani)
  • Executive Member of START FUND
  • General Member of Volunteer Service Organization (VSO)
  • Member of BROTI and
  • Member of NGOs Platform.


  1. International Network:
  • Member of Global Network of Civil Society Organization for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
  • Member of International Union Conservation for Nature (IUCN)
  • Member of Indigenous People Organization-IPOs (Global Network) and
  • Member of Asia Shelter Forum (ASF).